Figli di Papà

Price guide: Mid-range

Via della Marra 7, Ravello, 84010

Price guide: Mid-range

Figli di Papà

By Jan Fuscoe, your Amalfi Coast expert

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#13 of 14
expert-rated restaurants in Amalfi Coast
Expert overall rating:4.1 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.1
4.1
Ambience:
4.1
4.1
Service:
3.9
3.9
Location:
4.1
4.1
Value for money:
4
4.0
Recommended for:
Couples, Families with teenagers, Families with younger children, Singles, No fuss

Expert review of Figli di Papà

Eat in a palace in Central Ravello.

Run by two brothers (the 'figli'), the restaurant has been open for over 12 years and is actually a restored 12th-century palazzo but, to be honest, there aren't that many aspects of the original in view once you're inside, unless you're staying here (there are rooms too), but the food is good, simple fare and the terrace is pretty.  

Food and drink: 

There are good antipasti, pastas, risottos, as well as fish and meat dishes. 

Ambience: 

The restaurant seems to be in three separate parts: there are a few tables as you come in where you can have a coffee or a beer and use the internet, but heading downstairs you'll find a slightly more formal, but light and airy room where a feature has been made of the vaulted ceilings, but with a modern twist: white walls, ceilings, tablecloths and plenty of uplighting. My preferred place is outside in the sun in the narrow terrace area with the backdrop of what looks like one of the palace's original crumbly old walls. 

Service: 

Variable. I've had charming service with a smile, but I've also experienced 'surly with a bit of a sneer', but I'd like to think the owner was just having an off day.

Location: 

When I say 'central', I mean it's a minute from Ravello's main square; head off down the turning to the top right corner of the square (with the church behind you) and you're there.

Price advice: 

For Ravello, this is almost as cheap as it gets: a plate of pasta for around 12 euros with primi coming in at around 18 euros. You can easily get away with a light lunch for 20 euros.

More information on Figli di Papà:

Price guide:
Mid-range
Type:
Restaurant
Food:
Italian, Mediterranean
Address:
Via della Marra 7, Ravello, 84010
Telephone:
089 858 302
Website:
http://www.ristorantefiglidipapa.it
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
April-September: daily noon-3pm, 7-11pm. October-March: Mon-Wed, Fri-Sun noon-3.30pm, 7-10pm. Closed Thursdays.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Essential at peak times

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